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Meeting rooms


Piazza Santa Margherita 2 - 52044 Cortona (Arezzo)
Number of beds82
affiliatoStruttura affiliata Associazione Ospitalità Religiosa Italiana 2018
Cell phone +39 351 8027962
Fax +39 0575 603116
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A part of the ancient convent of the 1400s was renovated during the jubilee of 2000 and destined to house welcoming groups. Currently it can accommodate up to 62 people in single, double, triple and four-bed rooms. All rooms have a bathroom with a shower. A large room with bunk beds accommodates 20 people and has two bathrooms available. A large refectory from the 1600s hosts up to a hundred people. The large and equipped adjoining kitchen allows a great job.

Two cloisters give guests the opportunity to experience silence and peace. A meeting point with sofas, chairs and tables allows meetings, relationships, groups of study, game evenings. In addition, the Santa Margherita room is equipped for meetings, conferences, conferences up to 120 people (video projector, DVD player, computer, microphones, etc.). The house is also equipped with a refreshment point (coffee, snacks, etc.) for moments of relaxation of the group.
A room equipped with games for families with children allows you to easily follow the meetings while the children or the boys play.
The house is equipped to accommodate the disabled people. An elevator leads to the upper rooms, while three rooms are equipped with disabled toilets.

The Friars and the Sisters who guard the incorrupt body of Santa Margherita will be at your disposal for meetings, meetings, colloquia and confessions. In addition, the priests can celebrate with their groups at the altar of Santa Margherita. A beautiful indoor chapel allows groups or individuals to savor the holy silence that reigns in the Sanctuary.

A large wood and olive grove (70 olive trees), all enclosed by the ancient walls of the city of Cortona, allows the pilgrim to walk surrounded by the beauty of nature and so immerse himself in reflection and prayer. Great space for groups for the desert. Three small houses, located inside the wood, for the hermits with wood stove, light, outdoor bathroom allows you to live in complete silence or to do exclusive activities ... .in particular for the scouts ... ..

The Sanctuary also has ample parking for buses or cars.
So the food, sheets and towels are at the expense of the applicant. While we make available for all cushions, duvets, blankets, etc.

The liturgical and prayer life that the friars and the Franciscan nuns present at the Shrine will be able to help you and help you to enter into the mystery that Margherita has so much meditated on. Also at 5 minutes are the Clarisse Sisters who are available (prior contact) for meetings, personal conversations or simply to participate in their rich prayer.

For moments of leisure a beautiful walk in the village of Cortona will take you back in time and experience moments of beauty and taste all Italian.

Within 200 m. church, bus stop, bar / restaurant, supermarket, pharmacy, inhabited area. Between 1 and 5 km train station. Over 10 km hospital.

Minimum 2 nights, Compulsory deposit, No smoking in the entire building, Pets not allowed, Self-management of the kitchen, Blankets and duvets available for the winter.

The property has no rates but accepts offers for hospitality.

The structure participated in the initiative "Merciful Hospitality" of this portal, built with the support of the CEI, to host free people and families less well-off during the Jubilee of Mercy.

Specific details

Profile of the guest Priest, Family, Family with children, Parish youth group, Parish group, Pilgrims, Scout, Wayfarers Via Francigena
Reason for stay Pilgrimages, School camps, Spiritual retreats, Prayer meetings, Liturgical rites, Spiritual exercises, Experiences of silence, Experiences of monastic / convent life, Scout fields, Conferences, Congress, Via Francigena
When to go January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Type of structure Convent
Structure management Hospitality managed directly by religious
Area Semicentrale, Bosco, Mountain
Treatment Overnight, Self-management
Accommodation type Single, Doubles, Triple / Multiple, Rooms for the disabled, Shared rooms
Common services Church, Chapel, Religious assistance, Disabled accessibility, Garden, Park, Outdoor space for activities, Meeting room, Conference room, TV room, Bicycles, Car parking, Coach parking, Cellular network coverage, Wi-Fi
Accommodation facilities Bathroom in the room, Shared bathroom, Heating, Television



Piazza Santa Margherita 2 - 52044 Cortona (Arezzo)